PREPARE FOR BATTLE – 1
Evil spiritual forces are behind America’s moral collapse and the lawlessness and overall chaos that is spreading across our land. It’s not as political or as “Covid” as it appears to be.
I identify with those who sense that a battle in the heavenlies is increasingly visible in our realm, with more to come. We don’t know the when, what or how of that “more,” but we could soon find ourselves in uncharted and troubled waters.
One Judge will determine where things end up, including the Electoral College certification. All things ultimately serve Him, and I trust Him and choose to worship Him regardless.
Christians need to know what we’re dealing with today and how to respond, and Eph. 6:10-18 instructs us:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God,
so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers,
against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then,
with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this,
take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Eph. 6:10-18 niv
THAT is something new for many of God’s people and we’d better figure out what it means. It’s literally a matter of life and death.
Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH
Jan. 6, 2021